Sunday, July 16, 2017


A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for August is Young At Heart. And some notes to readers in the Ottawa area or paying a visit sometime over the summer or early fall. First, Fortissimo is happening this week from Thursday to Saturday in the evening on Parliament Hill. Second, the event La Machine will be taking place downtown from July 27th-30th. Third, the Kontinuum multimedia light show is underway until mid-September, occupying an LRT station beneath the downtown core. And finally, MosiaCanada has taken over Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau as of the end of June, and will be running until mid-October. I have already taken in that last event, and photos will be forthcoming. I plan on one or two more visits there.

A good sized model of the Vimy Ridge Memorial was a centerpiece for this exhibit at the War Museum.   It is interesting to see Walter Allward's masterpiece from different perspectives.

This collection of paintings could be found on a nearby wall. The central figure is Arthur Currie, a senior commanding general of the Canadian forces during the war.

I finish off with two more of Allward's Vimy sculptures, quite dramatic against dark backgrounds like this. Tomorrow I'll show you some of the permanent collection in the museum.


  1. Your perspectives of the model give a good sense of its its layout. I'm sure in full size it must be painful, devastating.

  2. Great model and lovely photos.

  3. Ein interessantes Modell schöne Bilder.

  4. It's a very detailed model. Nice to view from all sides.

  5. William, you outdid yourself on this post! I would love to see that monument myself; it looks very impressive!

  6. @Kay: I expect so.

    @Tom: it is.

    @Orvokki: thank you.

    @Noke: it is!

    @Marleen: I enjoyed getting that chance.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @Kate: I must see it someday.

  7. Hello, the model is wonderful. what a neat display! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

  8. The model allows you to take in more of the memorial at each vantage point. It's given me a more complete image of the memorial.

  9. A very grave object is that memorial!

  10. Allward's work is incredible!

  11. @Eileen: there is another model of it elsewhere in the museum, but this one is larger.

    @Red: yes, it gives you views not possible at the memorial, where you are often looking up.

    @Cloudia: it is!

    @Linda: indeed.

    @RedPat: I agree.

  12. These are wonderful photos showing the different angles on this amazing memorial William, the artwork also. A lot of events going on in Ottawa. I look forward to your perspective of those you go to.

  13. So good to see the memorial like this William. You can see every aspect. The full size version is so tall certain views are impossible!

  14. Beautiful memorial and good captures.

  15. @Denise: thank you!

    @MB: thanks!

    @Catalyst: it is.

    @Grace: quite true.

    @Norma: it is, yes.

    @Klara: thanks!